Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ropes Mansion Gardens

Peabody Essex Museum Garden/Ropes Mansion

Tonight I was editing photos from the Salem Garden Club tour and realized I had way too many for just one post. I decided to give you an sneak peek tonight of the Peabody Essex Museum's Ropes Mansion gardens. The Colonial Revival style garden was designed in 1912 by John Robinson. The gardens were stunning. Small paths wind around a center court featuring a sun dial. Many of the flowers were in bloom including phlox, delphinium, and garden roses. Open daily free of charge. A great place to bring a book and relax on a warm summer afternoon.


Ropes Mansion

318 Essex Street

Salem, MA




Peabody Essex Museum Garden/Ropes Mansion
Ropes Mansion Gardens
Ropes Mansion Salem Ma

Peabody Essex Museum Garden/Ropes Mansion

Peabody Essex Museum Garden/Ropes Mansion

5 comments:

  1. How did I miss this all the time I worked up there... bummer, but thank you for enlightening me now!

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  2. Thanks for highlighting Salem and our Garden Tour, Katie! The pictures are beautiful. Great story about the elegant (but unfortunately delapidated) brick house that you see in the background of the Ropes Mansion garden. It was owned by a contrary old Yankee until his recent death. When a movie was filmed in and around the garden in the 1970s---a period piece set in the early 19th century---the director asked that the owners of adjacent homes remove all 20th century items from view. The day of the shooting, this man filled every window of his house with electronic stuff---radios, fans, etc...every 20th century gadget he could get his hands on! The director had to shoot around the house.

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  3. I wish I had a garden like that...sigh...

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